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BGE Survey

BGE Survey

| February 22, 2011, 02:49 PM | 0 Comments

We are taking a survey!  It is a short seven questions asking some questions about your BGE service–particularly your recent bills. All questions are optional, but we are very interested to get a glimpse of the state of our readers when it comes to BGE.  If you are a BGE customer, can you take 2 […]

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BGE Warns Of Imposters

BGE Warns Of Imposters

| January 14, 2011, 01:42 PM | 0 Comments

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), today, cautioned customers to be aware of individuals claiming to represent the utility in order to gain access to their homes and businesses. Periodically, people posing as BGE employees visit customers, usually seeking entry into their homes to attempt to steal money and other valuables. Occasionally, these scam artists […]

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BGE Offers Tips To Save Money This Winter

BGE Offers Tips To Save Money This Winter

| December 09, 2010, 11:37 AM | 0 Comments

On the heels of yet another rate increase, BGE is offering tips on how to save money on you winter gas and electric bills. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), today strongly encouraged customers to take advantage of the many tips and tools for managing energy usage available in the Winter Ready section of BGE’s […]

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20,000 Gallons Of Fuel On Fire In Gambrills

20,000 Gallons Of Fuel On Fire In Gambrills

| November 17, 2010, 07:48 PM | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County fire crews have been on the scene of a stubborn fire at the BGE Substation at 1155 Waugh Chapel Road.  When the first alarm was sounded (435pm), arriving engines reported heavy smoke from a transformer. At 5:39pm, the Battalion Chief advised there was still active fire and called for several more tanker […]

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BGE Allows Immediate Budget Billing Enrollment

BGE Allows Immediate Budget Billing Enrollment

| August 11, 2010, 10:07 AM | 0 Comments

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), has announced that as a result of increased electric usage due primarily to an extremely hot summer, and the likelihood that customers will receive bills that are higher-than-expected, it is offering to enroll customers into its Budget Billing program immediately upon request. Under normal conditions, customers must wait one […]

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BGE Substation Burns In Gambrills

BGE Substation Burns In Gambrills

| June 22, 2010, 11:47 AM | 0 Comments

UPDATE 4:08PM 6/22/2010: Third alarm has been sounded and shift commander is calling for available foam units from many jurisdictions. According to our partner WBAL-TV, the BGE substation near Route 3 and Waugh Chapel Road experienced a two alarm fire this morning.  The fire reportedly started in an oil filled transformer. County fire crews requested […]

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BGE Update

BGE Update

| February 10, 2010, 03:13 PM | 0 Comments

Almost 4000 Out In County Currently there are more than 9000 BGE customers without power and approximately 3700 in Anne Arundel County.  While BGE has been able to restore power to another 3700 customers, they are preparing for the worst and expect more outages as this storm progresses.  To see a current list of outages […]

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SHA Warning

SHA Warning

| February 10, 2010, 11:33 AM | 0 Comments

50 MPH Winds Expected Baltimore City has initiated Phase III of their snow plan which prohibits vehicles other than plows, emergency vehicles, and BGE vehicles from the streets. Additionally, SHA is reporting rapidly deteriorating road conditions and wind gusts up to 50 MPH as snow continues to fall. BGE is reporting 15,000 outages and they […]

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Storm Update #8: BGE Update Service Restorations

Storm Update #8: BGE Update Service Restorations

| February 07, 2010, 09:18 AM | 0 Comments

Most To Be Restored By Monday From BGE: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), today announced it expects to have electric service restored to the vast majority of customers affected by the weekend snowstorm by Monday evening with some restoration activity extending into Tuesday. As of Sunday morning, […]

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Storm Update #5: BGE Update On Outages

Storm Update #5: BGE Update On Outages

| February 06, 2010, 04:10 PM | 0 Comments

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), today announced it has restored electric service to more than 51,000 customers since the winter storm began to impact Central Maryland Friday afternoon. However, the utility expects the number of customers without power to increase steadily as the wet, heavy snow and […]

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Storm Update #1: BGE Information

Storm Update #1: BGE Information

| February 06, 2010, 09:07 AM | 0 Comments

BGE Working Under Hazardous Conditions Note: As with past storms, in an effort to get information out as fast as possible, we will simply provide the updates as provided to us. From BGE: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), today announced it has restored electric service to more […]

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Thumbs Up For BGE

Thumbs Up For BGE

| January 29, 2010, 10:59 AM | 0 Comments

Company Solves Problem Last week, we posted a story about a Catch-22 with BGE where customers who had paid their bill electronically and wanted to switch back to paper billing were unable to do so. The problem seemed ludicrous to us and apparently to Linda Foy, spokesperson for BGE.  Linda contacted us and we put […]

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Yet Another BGE Conundrum

Yet Another BGE Conundrum

| January 20, 2010, 01:34 PM | 0 Comments

Beware Of Online Bill Paying If you thought that customer service at BGE couldn’t get any worse, you lost that bet. We have discovered a horrible Catch-22 with their online bill paying process. If you pay your BGE bill online through your bank and close or change the account, BGE has no method to resume […]

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BGE Turning Off 70,000

BGE Turning Off 70,000

| June 23, 2009, 08:21 AM | 0 Comments

BGE Begins Their Turn Off Blitz Baltimore Gas And Electric will be busy for the next few weeks turning off power to the 74,000 Marylanders who have fallen behind on their bills. As a result of regulation wrangling, BGE was required to contact “at risk” accounts and make arrangements to get the past due bills […]

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BGE Turnoffs To Resume

BGE Turnoffs To Resume

| April 29, 2009, 08:06 AM | 0 Comments

Maryland Utility Told To Offer Payment Plans The State’s Public Service Commission gave BGE the green light to proceed with service terminations of 120,000 Maryland residents who are behind on their bills.  However, their order came with some restrictions on the utility as they continue to investigate the abnormally high electric bills. The terms of […]

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The New BGE Payment Plan

The New BGE Payment Plan

| April 08, 2009, 12:23 PM | 0 Comments

BGE Customers Still Have Reprieve. No Firm Answer From Utility. BGE and the PSC clashed yesterday as they tried to hash out what to do with 208,000 customers who are late on their electric payment. It appeared that the PSC was not too happy with the BGE proposal and sent them back to the drawing […]

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Some BGE Relief

Some BGE Relief

| March 31, 2009, 01:11 PM | 0 Comments

But not from BGE itself.  The Annapolis Anchor has a post about an Energy Assistance Expo taking place April 2, 2009 in Laurel. If you meet certain income requirements and are having problems with the astronomical electric bills, you probably ought to check out this expo. Details and a map can be found on The […]

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A Fee From BGE?  Imagine That!

A Fee From BGE? Imagine That!

| March 31, 2009, 07:41 AM | 0 Comments

The Capital has a weekly “troubleshooter” column and this week, Elisha Sauers took BGE to task, once again. Apparently, a local customer called to report a power outage in his Annapolis neighborhood. Since he did exactly what BGE suggests you do when your power is out, they decided to charge him $80 for reporting it. […]

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BGE Complaints Up 100%

BGE Complaints Up 100%

| March 20, 2009, 11:10 AM | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Spectator is reporting that the Office of External Affairs is hiring two more employees to keep up with the influx of complaints regarding BGE’s billing practices.  According to the Baltimore Spectator, an employee of the OEA is quotes as saying, “Our calls are up 100% from this time last year. ” As has […]

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BGE Busted For Inflated Estimates

BGE Busted For Inflated Estimates

| March 18, 2009, 04:36 PM | 0 Comments

According to the Investigative Voice, BGE has been caught red handed with their hands in the cookie jar purses of their customers. One BGE customer questioned his January bill that was triple what was expected. He found out that instead of a meter reading (as was indicated on the bill) that BGE estimated the reading. […]

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A BGE Question

A BGE Question

| March 13, 2009, 05:17 AM | 0 Comments

I have heard that unplugging appliances when not in use (versus just turning them off) is a way to save a considerable amount of money on your monthly electric bill.  While some of it sounds extreme, I imagine it makes some sense. Here is what we were told by a friend: I started unplugging things […]

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A BGE Reprieve From The PSC

A BGE Reprieve From The PSC

| March 12, 2009, 12:03 PM | 0 Comments

The Public Service Commission has temporarily delayed the imminent turn offs for thousands of BGE customers. In the wake of gigantic electric bills, many consumers have fallen behind and were subject to their service terminating on April 1. This temporary stay will allow BGE to work with the PSC to formulate a program to get […]

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